06 junho - 07 junho 2019
Valletta, Malta

Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics

  • 08:00
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 10:10
  • Session 1: State of the industry addresses

Identifying Mediterranean storage and logistics opportunities in the global crude and products storage market

  • Evaluating trends in global supply and demand
  • How have global trade flows affected the landscape in the region?
  • How to meet the needs of your buyers?

Global outlook for crude and products in a growing demand-driven marketplace

  • Global oil and products market dynamics for 2019-2025
  • Impact on demand for oil and products storage infrastructure
  • Economic risks that could disrupt commodity demand
  • Assessing emissions controls and de-carbonisation trends in the products markets

 

  • 10:10
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  • 10:50
  • Session 2: Strategic leaders’ debate - Where do the most lucrative opportunities lie?

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Alternative fuels - How do they fit into the Mediterranean product mix? Assessing the advantages and disadvantages
  • With increasing clean fuel demand for ethanol and biodiesel... How will this affect current storage trends? Is there adequate storage capacity moving forward?
  • How is the energy transition impacting storage demand for crude and oil products (including, bitumen, base oils, gasoline and petrochemicals)?
  • Industry new trends: Battery storage and evolution of alternative energy technology
  • IMO 2020 — Are you prepared?
  • Who are your competitors of tomorrow? How will you overcome this challenge?

  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Session 3: On-stage interview-Investment outlook in storage and tank terminals

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What are the key drivers for investors?
  • What are investors looking for in your investment plan?
  • What are the risks when investing in storage and tank terminals?
  • How best to mitigate risk?
  • 11:50
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  • 12:50
  • Session 4: Global spotlights - Opportunities and key lessons learnt from international markets

The US

  • What is the latest state of play for crude and products tank storage? Understanding the main priorities in logistics business  
  • Which markets are expected to witness growth in capacity and capital spending?
  • How to best address the challenges specific to the US market
  • What new storage and infrastructure projects are the horizon? How to capitalise?
  • What can be learned from the booming tank storage market in the US?

Middle East

  • Current market outlook – trade flows and developments
  • What new projects and investments are taking place to store crude and product materials?
  • What impact will the IMO 2020 cap have on the Middle East?

North Africa

  • Crude and products storage and logistics market outlook
  • Assessing the current bitumen demand for storage for security of supply
  • What unique challenges do we see in North Africa?
  • How is changing infrastructure impacting global trade flows?

  • 12:50
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  • 13:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of day one
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
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  • 17:00
  • Site visit-tbc
  • 18:00
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  • 19:30
  • Evening networking cocktail reception in the hotel
Entry strictly restricted to Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics conference badge holders only
  • 08:00
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 10:20
  • Session 5: IMO 2020 — Are you ready?

Among the topics to be addressed include:

  • What changes are anticipated?
  • How will compliance in the short and long-term be achieved and what impact will this have on the storage market?
  • Where will compliant fuels be stored?
  • How to turn challenges into opportunities for business post-2020
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 10:50
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  • 11:10
  • On-stage interview: The changing shipping landscape-New routes and emerging opportunities

Interview questions include:

  • What new shipping routes do we see emerging?
  • How is new infrastructure and storage adapting the shipping landscape?
  • How can shipping companies work more effectively with ports?
  • Identifying freight rates and the cost of transportation

  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Port authorities’ session 6: Which trends are set to shape the future?

IMO 2020 - Ready to go?

  • How can you best prepare for what is coming?
  • How will this enhance your competitive advantage?

The security vision — Protecting against threats

  • Does this align with the security design of storage facilities and infrastructure?
  • How to combat security and cyber threats


  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • Session 7: Panel discussion - Could bitumen prove to be an attractive avenue for storage operators?

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Bitumen supply in Europe — Market trends and outlook
  • IMO 2020 and beyond – Bitumen availability, quality, price regulation and hedging
  • Logistical challenges — How to overcome them?
  • The west Africa market outlook — Impact on storage operators in the Mediterranean region

  • 12:20
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:40
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  • 14:50
  • Session 8: Winning digitalisation strategies

Connect IoT, big data and other latest technology for more effective planning strategy and decision making

  • The digital transformation of your terminal- What are the winning digital transformation strategies? How to increase safety, availability and transparency of terminal operation
  • IoT ( the internet of things) vision - Can IoT improve your business efficiency?
  • Predicting the future of the storage industry - How to utilise new data and market intelligence effectively
  • 14:50
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  • 15:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of the conference